Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Handmade Christmas gifts...

This week, for the build up of Christmas and now that my dissertation is finished and handed in and I'm on my Christmas holidays, I hope to share with you a daily handmade gift/project that I have made for my nearest and dearest.

The first for today are some beautiful Bevelled Windowpane Necklace. I have made 3 of these, but I will only show you a sneak peak of one as it shows off some new items we'll be getting very soon! ;)

I used the lush Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper, with the Broadsheet alphabet and the crown from the Tiny Tags set. I also used the Seam Binding in both Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze.

I used the same materials as above but with the Real Rose Ink and seam Binding. I wrapped these in some tissue paper and put them in a pillow box.

I have given these out to some work colleagues so it is safe to put them on my blog. I hope you like these and if you would like to make some of these, the Bevelled Windowpanes come in 3 different sizes and you get 4 of each in bag for just £9.75. So contact me if you would like to make some, there is Mother's Day round the corner ;-)

Thanks for visiting, 
Here again tomorrow
D x

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Workshops, Christmas Fair (& Door Prize Winner) and Class!

Wow, what a busy few weeks. First of all thank you those who kept visiting this blog for an update and to those who joined me on my first workshop at Hylands House and those who visited my stall at the Hylands Christmas Fair (and my regular class goers!).

So I have quite a few things to share with you, mainly photos from these events...and later on in the week some new projects with kits you can buy...so watch this space!

The Christmas Craft Fair at Hylands was an early start but I thoroughly enjoyed...it was so busy and there was a fabulous atmosphere. Here are a few photos of my stall...I had a friend helping...a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator: Monica, please do check out her blog here, she is truly inspirational! It was very last minute that she joined me, but I am truly grateful to her, so thank you Monica.

Some close of the items we were selling.

I will be sharing  'close ups' of most of the projects I had on my stall in the next few days.

The door prize winner (those that filled in a little form) is Sarah Goodwin, Well Done Sarah, the stamp set is in the post for you!

Got to show this... dedication or what!? Towards the end of the day, two gentleman came to the stall and picked out 2 card fronts (that we had on show but not selling), they loved these cards, so immediately Monica set to work on her knees on the floor to turn the front into a card! She did and had 2 happy gentleman, with a lovely Christmas card for their wives!

Hylands House Workshop - Christmas All Wrapped Up!

Here is a little photo of some of the projects that were made during that day workshop last week.

I am going to leave you with a few pictures from class and tomorrow I will be uploading some more as there are some projects missing in these photos...
Until then , thank you for visiting, 
D x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Busy Busy...

Hi all,
I must apologise for not updating but had a weekly christmas class and have an upcoming Christmas Fair and all day workshop at Hylands House coming up! The workshop on Saturday is FULLY BOOKED but please come and visit me on Sunday 4th December between 10-4, I'll be in the house selling all sorts of goodies and I will also have a prize! Photos will follow...but I must share some fantastic news. I will be holding NEW Card and Scrapbooking classes starting in the new year.

Springfield Parish Centre
Card Class
What: Card Class £8 or £7 paid in advance (includes app. 3 projects (one 3D) and refreshments
When: 5th January then 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30 - 9.30pm

Scrapbooking Class
What: Scrapbook Class £13 or £12 paid in advance (includes two 12x12 pages inc. a 12x12 page protector
When: 17th January then 3rd Tuesday of every month 7.30-9.30pm

Keene Hall, Galleywood
Card Class
What: Card Class £8 or £7 paid in advance (includes app. 3 projects (one 3D) and refreshments
When: 10th January then 2nd Tuesday of every month 7.00-9.00pm

Crop Class
What: Bring along whatever craft you're working on and craft in company - £3
When: 24th January then 4th Tuesday of every month 7.00-9.00pm

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining me or would like further information. 
Also, hope to see you at the Christmas Fair at Hylands House, Chelmsford!
Until next time, 
D x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Handmade Christmas...Extra Classes!

Hi all, I am holding a number of Christmas classes at my home this November and here are the wonderful projects we will be making! To avoid disappointment please book by the 8th November.
(Please scroll down for newer posts)

Curly Christmas Wreath 

 Make this wreath yourself, to match your dining or living room interiors.
Cost £12

All materials included!
Let me know your colours on booking!

Hand Made Advent Calender

Fill it with your loved one’s favourite…or keep it for yourself!

Cost £12
All materials included!

Bunting Greetings!

 Make this eye catching bunting in Merry Christmas or Happy New Year!
Cost £12

All materials included!

Pack of Cards!
Impress your nearest & dearest by sending one of these glittery Christmas cards (5 cards with envelopes).
Cost £10
All materials included!

Book 3 classes OR Introduce a friend and get a mini-class free (making place name settings, table gifts and more…)

You choose the dates: Tuesdays 15th, 22nd, 29th November 2011 between 6.30-9.30 at my house, extra dates on request – make it your Christmas get together!
Book by Tuesday 8th November, (so that I can order materials in)

Call on: 07821162950/ 01245466665
email: head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com

Hope to see you there!
D x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Another Christmas Class...

Hi all, we had lots of fun last night creating these wonderful cards and the challenging gift box. Here are some photos of the evening and our wonderful projects.

These are what we did, two cards and a box. I forgot to take close ups of these, so I will do so in the light tomorrow, and upload them with the ingredients.

We all had a wonderful evening crafting and if you would like to join us, just drop me a line at head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com
Until next time, 
D x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Curly Christmas Wreath Class

Hello everyone, as promised I'm back with one of the first projects I am offering. The way these classes are going to run is that there are a number of days in November where you can book yourself a project or two or more if you like (they are gorgeous!) and just pop along on any of the dates to join us in making them.

The first project I'm sharing with you is this wonderful Curly Christmas Wreath, isn't it stunning!

This is a close to show you that is made from the beautiful Designer Series Paper. The cost for this class is just £12. That includes all the products you need in making this stunner. If you would like to join us, email me to book your place. You can join us on any of these dates:

Date:  8th or 15th or 22nd or 29th of November 2011
Time:  6.30-9.30pm
Venue: My house (address on booking) 
email me at : head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com

Watch out for the next project...

Hope to see you, D x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Vintage Vogue with Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive

Hi all,
This is a match made in heaven - these 2 colours just go so well together, no matter what you do! Here I have used the lovely Vintage Vogue to make a beautiful card and broach for my wonderful friend Sacha!

Here is a picture of what was inside the box.

And here is a close up, the broach is using the Vintage Vogue flower, a lovely lady Marlene O'Connor, put a little tutorial on a website to show how to do these, so either go to her blog or email me if you would like to have a go. I used Crystal Effects (from Stampin' Up!) to make it glossy and therefore it is water resistant.

Ingredients were, for the card:

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rich razzleberry & Old Olive
Ink - Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive
Accessories - Diamontes

and for the broach and box:

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Build a Blossom, Tiny Tags
Cardstock - Rich razzleberry & Old Olive
Ink - Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Build a Blossom Punch, Broach pin, Tag punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon 

Would love to heard your thoughts on this so please leave a comment, 
Will be uploading some more cards in the next few days! Am on half term now, so it's crafting time!
Until next time, 
D x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Card Class Combos

Hi there,

I have been very busy lately, just finished a wedding stationary commission, but we still enjoyed a card session between wedding stuff and here are the cards we made:

Here are some close ups and the materials used.

Stamp Set: Winter Post, Contempo Christmas
Cardstock - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note Die, 3/4 Ribbon in Night of Navy

Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink - Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, Diamontes

 Here is the Halloween card- this was a little last minute, using some punch art!

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags (for Boo)
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Circle die, Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Tiny Tag Punch

The pictures I tool at class are all blurry, so here's one of the best. If you would like to join us please look at the card classes page above for more information.
I have a lovely Birthday card using Vintage Vogue, but you will have to wait a few days for that I'm afraid!
Until then, 
Thanks for popping by
D x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello everyone, I'm sure you are all enjoying the sun - I know I am, the open house this afternoon will definitely be under the gazebo in the sun! So here is a little project I have done using some new products, yes from the NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue - click here to have a look! If you have come from Evelyn, aren't her Halloween projects spookily good!  - here is my project to share, something for our next big celebration Christmas. These are going to be so useful come Christmas, I used tags on everything with little messages, well now you can make your own, out of little scraps of card/paper.

Stamp Set - Tags till Christmas
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card and ink, with Early Espresso Write mark, 
Decorative Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Circle 1, 3/4 inch Punch, Cello Bag

This a little project I did for some swaps with some fellow stampers. The new catalogue has some very exciting products and lots of new ideas in it. If you would like to order a catalogue, please on the link on the right and will be delivered to your door!

To carry on with the blog hop, please go to lovely Anthea, there you'll see even more idea, jot them down and if you would like to try them for yourself, just drop me a line at head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com or ring me on 07821162950. 
Remember you can sign up to my newsletter to get updates and ideas (found on the right )
See you soon, 
D x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

You're invited to the New Idea Book & Catalogue Open House 2nd October

It's an exciting time at the moment, as we are looking forward to launching the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue and all it's new and fantastic products it brings with it! Here is a sneak preview but read on for more information on your invite to this event!

Sunday October 2nd between 2.00-5.00pm at my house in Chelmsford*

Cost £4.50 per person.
Everyone Welcome...
Invite your friends and family along to join in the fun!!
Not sure what Stampin' Up is all about?
Come along and find out!!
Try products, ask questions, look through the new catalogue and make your own cards or projects to take home.
Already know about Stampin' Up and have some of their great products,
Come along and see what fabulous products have been added.
Come and join me to see this year's new and exciting items.

You can arrive at any time between 2pm and 4:30 pm to join in the fun!
Raffle and other draws will take place at 4:45 pm

You will receive:
A new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue (normally £5.95)
Catalogue Treasure Hunt sheet
A Raffle Ticket
You will be making 2 projects or cards to take away.
There will also be:
New products & Samples on display,
A raffle

Make and takes,
Virtual Hostess Club signup sheets
Light refreshments
Be sure to bring your camera!!
Please make payment by Friday 30th September 2011
to ensure that I have enough kits prepared for everyone.

Can't make the event but still want to join in?
Make your payment and I will send you your full kit including
your catalogue, treasure hunt, raffle ticket and project kits.

Payment can be made via PayPal (below) cheque or cash.
* Venue address will be given out on payment.

Order your New Stampin' UP! Idea Book & Catalogue 2011-12 Today!

If you would like your own copy of the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue full of new products and ideas for £4.95 click the paypal button below to get it delivered to your door, alternatively - come to my open house!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last Chance Blog Hop and Class

Good morning everyone,
The weather is not that great, but I am looking forward to this morning's blog hop! So thank you if you have hopped over from Emma, what a lovely project, thanks for sharing Emma. Lots and lots of crafters will be showing you their last chance projects. So get a cup of tea and sit back and hop.

This is my project, using the Fun and Fast Notes and Occasional Greetings Stamp Sets. The latter is at a discount of 40%. The Fun & Fast notes is a very versatile set, it can be used for any occasion you can think of!

I have done 6 cards using this set, every pair uses the same pieces, this is done specially for my card class, so that they could chose which they wanted to make, depending on what occasion they had coming up!

      Stamp Set - Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock - Whisper White, So Saffron, Marina Mist DSP, Same colour ink
Accessories - Scallop Circle, Decorative label punch
                                                               Stamp Set - Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Same colour ink spots & colour markers
Accessories - Dazzling Diamond Glitter
                                                              Stamp Set - Fun & Fast Notes, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Samecolour ink
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

If you would like to see more, hop on over to Julie and enjoy all the projects we've prepared for you, remember if you would like to order any products you see, please email me head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com. Tomorrow, I will be back with some card class photos.
See you then, 
D x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Anniversary Card, using the Owl Punch!

Hello everyone,
I have so many birthdays and anniversaries at the beginning of this month, so after hubby's birthday, here is an anniversary card for my aunt and uncle. It follows the colours chosen by the Simply Stampin Challenge guys.
I had to use these colours ~ 
So here is my card:

I used a few punches including the Owl Punch, the 1 3/8 circle punch for the moon and the 3 heart punch too.
I'm back to work tomorrow, but I have a few cards in store for you including my card class ones, where we will be using a set we are saying goodbye to.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy reading your comments, 
D x

Friday, 2 September 2011

Time toooooooooo say goodbyeeeeeeeee!

Run this in the background whilst you're reading this post.

It's time to say goodbye to some stamp sets and ribbons that are retiring. There is a full list here, it is until stocks last and the list will be updated daily. Some have up to 40% off and it is until stocks last, so have a look and if it's a stamp set you think you can't craft without, then do send me an email at  head-over-heels-by-dlm@hotmail.com to put your order through. Here are a few that are leaving:

 Cheers to you  111037 25% OFF - £11.21

  Funa & Fast Notes 113500 £33.95
 Cheers & Wishes 11052  40% OFF - £10.17
Occasional Greetings 110520 40% OFF - £18.50

Please have a look at the full list, there are also some card stock that has a discount!!!

I will be using some of these stamps in my next class on Tuesday 6th September, so if you would like to see what they look like, please come along - book by emailing me, so that I can prepare you kit for the class.
Many thanks, 
D x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Hubby's birthday!

Hello everyone,
Just a quick card today, rather simple, it's always really hard making a male card, let alone a lovey dovey one! So here is the one I will be giving my wonderful husband on Monday or maybe before! I chose the i (heart) hearts stamp and followed the sketch from this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge. I hope you like it!

Stamp Sets- I (heart) hearts, Love you much
Cardstock - Crumb cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy Crumb Cake

Will be uploading the retired list tomorrow, so watch this space for that!
Until tomorrow thank you for dropping by, 
D x

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

How would you like to join me in making a tri-shutter album?

Hello everyone, hope you're all doing well.
How would you like to spend  the day crafting in the wonderful Hylands House, making this wonderful project, details are at the bottom of this page. This is a wonderful album, you could specify if you would like to make one for a new baby or any other particular event, when booking.

Date: 11th September
Venue: Hylands House
Price: £31 
Booking essential, so call 01245 605555.

Hope to see you there!
D x